Karin Christensen

 

As an artist I get inspired by what I see around me, the shape of houses and boats, the beautiful landscape, and also more industrial stuff such as rusty tractors, machinery and things that show wear and tear.

Watercolour and ink are my main art materials.   I enjoy sketching and painting outside and like the flexibility of watercolour, as it allows me to create both transparent and strong colours.    The way I work has changed over time.     Drawing is now more prominent in my paintings and I often prefer a combination of strong ink lines and loose watercolour paint.

Originally from the fjords of Western Norway, I have lived in the UK for over 25 years and painted most of this time, with a break for having kids.    I started a graphic design education in Norway many years ago, but was not able to finish due to life events. However, I have always continued to draw and paint.

In addition to being a member of LAS, I am also a member of the Kirton and the Boston art groups, and I have travelled with the Urban Sketcher Community to various parts of the world sketching street scenes and coastal areas on location.

 

I exhibit in Lincolnshire and in Norway, both as part of groups and in solo exhibitions.   I teach sketching and painting classes and demonstrate for art groups.

Art is also a social activity for me, as I like meeting people, talking to fellow artists, and having a chat with passersby when sketching outside. 

 


See my web pages www.karinchristensen.com  

Follow me on Instagram:  karin.sketching